KLS 3561 Art and Design Industries
Along with other elements of the creative industries, art and design are forecast have increased social and economic importance both locally and abroad in the coming years. Broadly covering the visual arts, graphic and visual design, digital design, and formgiving design (clothing, furniture, interior, etc.), the course facilitates students to gain knowledge about the art and design industries' actors, structures, processes, metrics of value, economic and cultural policy conditions, and range of visual expressions. Students develop skills in art and design related communication/marketing and how to adapt traditional project management tools for working with artists and designers.
On completion of the course the student should have:
- Acquired ‘mapping’ knowledge about the art and design industries' sub-categories, actors, structures, and processes.
- For the areas of art and design focused on (visual arts, graphic and visual design, digital design, and formgiving design), knowledge of the range of goods and visual expressions produced, and a basic knowledge of the language used to describe art and design goods.
- Knowledge of the basic theories of value used for measuring and comparing the worth of art and design goods
- Basic knowledge of the economic value chain in art and design
- Basic knowledge of contemporary economic and (where relevant) political conditions that impact production, value creation and incomes.
- Knowledge about the characteristics of creative labor in the art and design industries
- Knowledge of the challenges and methods of communication and project management specifically adapted to the art and design industries.
After completing the course, the student should be able to:
- Identify the critical elements of value creation in the art and design industries
- Communicate the genre and value of a range of aesthetic expressions
- Identify common problems in project managing art and design work, and adapt basic project management principles for specificities of such projects
- Use English language more competently in the creative industries
After completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Reflect on the different and sometimes competing attitudes to the aesthetic and economic elements that are peculiar to the art and design industries.
- Develop a sensibility for the complex range of motivators within both industries.
- Reflect on the specificities of the art and design industries in Norway compared to a broader international context.
- What is art and design and what (if anything) separates them?
- Mapping the art and design industries by their goods
- Visual expression, the challenges of communication, and approaches to communicating art and design
- Systems of value in art and design, and the correlation and antagonism between these
- Mapping of actors in the art and design industries
- The financial value chain within art and design
- The market for art and design goods
- Challenges and options for financing art and design
- Project management within art and design industries
- Communicating art and design
The course is conducted with the help of lectures by course responsible and external guests, as well lectures at institution visits. The student is encouraged to do the relevant readings prior to seminars, to actively participate in seminars, and to work consistently throughout the semester in order to complete and submit all six (6) assignments.
The student is evaluated 100% individually through a portfolio evaluation at the end of the course. A total of six portfolio assignments will be given, of which five will be submitted during the semester. Each student will receive feedback on his/her efforts during the semester via peer evaluation, and each portfolio assignment is published to all fellow students in the course for self-development.
The final folder submission, which will determine each student’s grade, must consist of a total of four folder tasks. Except for the sixth assignment (mandatory), the student can select the remaining three folder assignments for the submission.
Further information on deadlines and structure of the folder will be given at the start of the course.
Higher Education Entrance Qualification.
|Exam category||Weight||Invigilation||Duration||Grouping||Comment exam|
Form of assessment:
Internal and external examiner
Examination when next scheduled course
|100||No||1 Semester(s)||Individual||The final portfolio submission, which will determine each student’s grade, must consist of a total of four folder tasks. Except for the sixth assignment (mandatory), the student can select the remaining three folder assignments for submission from the five tasks completed during the semester.|
|Form of assessment:||Written submission|
|Comment:||The final portfolio submission, which will determine each student’s grade, must consist of a total of four folder tasks. Except for the sixth assignment (mandatory), the student can select the remaining three folder assignments for submission from the five tasks completed during the semester.|
|Exam code:||KLS 35611|
|Resit:||Examination when next scheduled course|
Prepare for teaching
A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.